Vondra Lockett says she came outside Friday morning when she heard a commotion.
"I (saw) them fighting. I saw the guy holding the gun, he kept hitting a person in the head with a gun," Lockett said.
When Lockett got closer she says she realized the man being hit with the gun was her godson and the man hitting him was her neighbor. Lockett said she doesn't know why her godson was there. But says the man was yelling that her godson had been trying to rob him. Lockett doesn't believe that's true.
"All I know was he was a good person. He was always good to me," said Lockett.
Police said they were called to the neighborhood for an assault between two men and were told one of them had a gun. They said they separated the two when they arrived, and then realized one had been severely hurt, stopped breathing and was unresponsive. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The man was identified as Quinton Milhouse, 29. Police said they determined Milhouse and the other man knew each other and were engaged in drug activity overnight.
"They were then involved in a physical altercation with one another and several 911 calls for service were placed by witnesses about the assault while it was in progress," a news release from police stated.
"It's just sad something like this is going on in our neighborhood," said Penny Rorie, who lives nearby.
She said she is concerned about her safety and hopes police continue to patrol the area. Lockett said she wants some answers about what happened to the young man she says was well loved.
"His family, his loving wife, children, when I say these are good people, these are good people," said Lockett.
Police still haven't released the name of the person arrested. They say he has not be charged right now. They are not saying how he the victim was hurt, or what led to that fight.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide/ADW Unit detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.